Power Hour: August 23rd

Wow, it has been a week. We were able to run up to Door County for the weekend with Noah’s family. While we were only away for about 36 hours (with 8 total hours of driving to make it happen), it was good to just be away. I enjoyed a day in the pool with a good book and a morning by the lake to read as well.

The work week though, woof. The company I’ve been working for decided they needed to restructure and cutting back my job was part of it. Yep, that job that I’ve joked about being able to see myself at for the rest of my life… I’m grateful to still have something but bummed that it alone won’t pay the bills. But it is what it is and you’ll likely be seeing more of me until I figure out what my next step is. The good news is I recently read a study about “job hopping millennials” and how they’re benefitting from it– that’s something to aim for, right?

I’ve been quiet about the events in Charlottesville, not because I want to but because I truly cannot find the words that feel right, which I acknowledge is an extremely privileged thing to say. Until I can find those words, though, I share this with you…

I need to talk to Spiritual White Women about White Supremacy

Obviously, given my current situation, things are pretty stressful right now. The uncertainty could eat me up inside or I could just let it be and not worry. I’m choosing Radical Self Love.

Here’s what Gala Darling, the queen of self love, suggests to treat yourself.
Money Affirmations to Change Your Life

I love Instagram. It’s the platform that I’ve returned to the most for my business and the one that I like to scroll for fun.

But could you be breaking rules on it without even realizing it?

And while we’re on the topic of Instagram…

Have you used any of these banned hashtags?
When it comes to your blog, it’s not enough to just hit publish.

My 30th is coming up quickly… here’s what I’ve learned…

I’m almost 30 and I think I’ve finally found balance. I’ve preached this shit for years but don’t think it finally sank in until recently. It’s ok if I have an Oreo or two because they were leftover from a party– and I don’t need to beat myself up with a week of salads to make up for it. 🥗 I’ve worked myself into the ground and figured out that sometimes that means I then need crystals, essential oils, or some quiet time with a good book. 📿 I’ve learned to trust the Universe and believe in astrology but to do so with a little healthy dose of skepticism, because hard work and coincidences do exist and planning my life around the ESP of the Stars can only lead to disappointment. 🌟 I’ve learned that every mistake and failure, big or small, has a lesson to teach me and that worrying just leads me down a negativity rabbit hole. 🙌🏼 I choose whether or not I want to be happy and sometimes when shitty things happen it’s ok to drown your sorrows in a margarita or two but then you’ve got to pick yourself back up and use that energy for good instead of wallowing in self-pity. 🍹 I’ve discovered there is a point at which bitching goes from being therapeutic to dangerous and unproductive. What have you recently learned about yourself?

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Power Hour: August 12th

I’m a big believer in the fact that while I know a lot, I don’t know everything. I spend a lot of time consuming information on the internet. I have one morning a week set aside to go through my Feedly, reading up on business and social media news, lifestyle blogs, woo woo magic, and more. I have a set of 10 blogs that I follow and read new blogs from every morning, as if they were my newspaper. I’m constantly using the “save” feature on Facebook (seriously, thank you, Facebook, for adding it). And my Safari “Reading List” has hundreds of articles at the ready at any given time.

And equally, I know it can sometimes be overwhelming to keep up with everything that is going on in the world.

So I thought I’d begin a weekly post to help keep you up to date with what’s going on in the world.

Some of this may be social media news. Some might be articles you can share with your healthy living followers. Or it might just be plain fun for your brain.

I’m still trying to work out what day of the week will work best to publish this weekly post– so please stick with me while I get it all figured out.

I’m calling this Power Hour because, well, I think it’s generally a good practice to spend at least an hour a week in a practice that will push you further in some way.

Read what’s attractive to you and skip the rest. That’s what I do with some of the other bloggers I follow who do posts like this. Read every word of every article I post. The only thing I ask is that you somehow take action in some way– even if that just means telling yourself “I’m choosing to love myself today and just read this for fun to get my brain off whatever is stressing me out.”

Okay… so let’s dig in.

A rewards system is worth the time, money, and effort. Not only will it help you manifest your ideal outcomes, it makes the process of achieving your goals more fun (and isn’t that the point?).

HOW DRINKING CHAMPAGNE CAN HELP YOU MANIFEST YOUR HIGHEST GOALS
WordPress vs Squarespace: A Comprehensive Guide

This is a debate that I’ve had for years– if you want your website to grow with your business, I’m with the author that WordPress is where it’s at. Yes, it can seem terrifying at first. But I think that’s because people make it more difficult than it needs to be. It’s really quite simple and intuitive once you figure it out (and, since it’s open source software and the most commonly used website backend, there is a shit ton of information out there to show you how to do just about anything you could possibly think of!).

The Wellness Epidemic

Your clients might find this one pretty interesting.

3 Instagram Policies Marketers Often Overlook

Not knowing these policies can be minor in the long run. But they could also cost you big money. I posted another article about this and went on a rant about reposting on Instagram recently in the Social Media for Health Coaches Facebook Group. Check it out.

You know video is taking over Facebook. But did you know it can now take over your Cover Photo area? And using one is a great marketing strategy!
A Tarot Reading for August 2017

From an astrological perspective, August 2017 is going to be a very interesting month. Dig a bit further into the world of woo woo with this tarot reading.

Because sometimes, we all need a little “Fuck It” in our lives.

And finally, check out all of the music I’m currently obsessed with.

Did you find something cool (or maybe you wrote it yourself!) you want to tell me about this week? I’m always looking for something to read. Leave me a link in the comments 🙂